RSPB staff at work at The Lodge, headquarters


During an internship with us, you can volunteer on a project or specialist piece of work. Our placements last for three, six, nine or 12 months.

Our internships

You'll need to commit to volunteering for three to five days a week, for seven and a half to eight hours a day, depending on which project you choose to volunteer for.

As an intern you will receive:

  • Travel expenses to and from your placement - accommodation will be provided if you do residential volunteering.
  • Supervision, coaching and support throughout the duration of the internship.
  • Any appropriate training which is required.
  • Advice and support on writing your CV and application forms, as well as interview skills.
  • Access to our internal vacancy list.
  • A reference on satisfactory completion of the volunteer internship.

"I have learned so much in a short period of time. From getting used to working in an office, organising collections, taking part in collections myself and managing other volunteers. I now have a clearer understanding of community fundraising and what it actually involves. As an intern I have been given help with career skills including CV training and career coaching."

Emily Clark, community fundraising volunteer intern

Internship opportunities

556 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Little Tern Advocate

Old Hall Marshes
On average 6 days per month
Office and administration, Showing people wildlife, Internships

Volunteer Warden Placement - Belfast Window on Wildlife

6 or 12 months
Belfast Lough
5 days a week. 9am to 5.15pm

Connecting People and Nature Internship - Sandwell Valley

12 Months
Sandwell Valley
3 days a week, some evenings and weekends

Visitor Engagement Internship

6 months
3 days a week (weekend and 1 week day) 9am to 5.15pm

Team Leader - Giving Corncrake a Home

Northern Ireland Headquarters
One half day per week
Office and administration, Practical conservation, Internships, Letter writing and campaigning

Belfast WOW Community Officer - Internship

6 Months
2-3 days a week. 9am to 5.15pm

Residential Internships

556 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Residential Volunteer Intern - Farnham and Hazeley Heaths

From July 2018 - March 2019
Farnham Heath & Hazeley Heath Nature Reserves
Full time
Residential internships